Sep 14, 2014
Many people in our society believe there will be some type of judgment in the afterlife. Mistakenly, they believe this judgment will determine who goes to heaven and who goes to hell. The Bible reveals three judgments none of which determine who goes to heaven and who goes to hell. One’s eternal destiny is determined in this life by one's response to Jesus Christ.
The first judgment is the Judgment Seat of Christ which will involve Church Age saints for the purposes of purification and reward (2 Cor. 5:1-10; 1 Cor. 3:10-15). This is the judgment you want to be part of. The second judgment will be the Sheep & Goats Judgment which will involve gentile survivors of the Tribulation for the purpose of determining which of them will enter the Millennial Kingdom (Matt. 25:31-46). The third and final judgment will be The Great White Throne Judgment which will involve every human being who failed to be reconciled to God for the purpose of determining degree of punishment in the Lake of Fire (Rev. 20:11-15). You do not want to be at The Great White Throne Judgment. As we will see, the destiny of every defendant at The Great White Throne Judgment is the Lake of Fire. The Great White Throne Judgment is revealed in Revelation 20:11-15. Studied in context, it is clear that The Great White Throne Judgment will take place after the Millennial Kingdom is completed and Satan is defeated (20:7-10).